Snowboard Lessons
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Whatever aspect of your riding you want to improve one to one private lessons are the quickest way for you to learn and to progress. From complete beginner looking to learn the basics of snowboarding to advanced riders who want to polish up their technique or focus on a specific aspect of their riding, individual one to one private lessons allow you to dictate the pace and content of your lessons.

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Technical Courses & Camps
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Whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced snowboarder you will see significant developments in your riding throughout the week on one of our technical camps and courses.

Technical Course & Camp Overview

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Our Technical camps and courses are run throughout the winter season and are a great way to meet people, make new friends and develop your snowboarding. If you are not sure if this is for you then why not give us a call or send us an email and we can discuss what will work for you.

Freestyle Courses & Camps
Freestyle Lesson, Course or Camp?

Progressing your freestyle riding never stops! From a 2 hr lesson to focus on specific tricks through to a full week of coaching, our instructors will work with you to advance all aspects of your Freestyle riding.

Freestyle Course & Camp Overview

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Avoriaz is considered a hub of European snowboarding and has 5 snowparks including the Burton Stash and a superpipe. There are a further 8 parks across the rest of the Portes du Soleil.

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+33 (0)4 50 84 13 88

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The Woods Snowboard Shop
132 Rue du Bourg
74110 Morzine


Kids Snowboard Lessons
Kids Clubs & Holidays
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At MINT Snowboarding we have been teaching kids aged from 3 years old to snowboard for over 12 years. We aim to create a fun and engaging environment for your kids to learn to snowboard. From complete beginner to fully fledged little ripper, our private and group lessons are the perfect way for you kids to learn to ride.

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Backcountry Courses & Camps
Backcountry Guiding
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If you want to get off-piste and hike or splitboard tour into the backcountry to ride epic powder lines then you should be riding with us.

We have a huge choice of backcountry off-piste adventures in the Portes Du Soleil, the Grande Massif and Chamonix for you to choose from. 

Backcountry & Splitboarding Overview

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Off Piste Intro – Morzine, Avoriaz

Off Piste Intro – Morzine, Avoriaz - Description

This course is designed to open your riding up to the fun and exhilarating world of off piste snowboarding.

This introductory course, based in Morzine, is ideal for anyone looking for a new snowboarding challenge and wishing to get a more whole mountain experience from your time on the snow. The course is run off piste for the full week, taking you on daily adventures into new and untouched freeride terrain.

During the week we will advance your technical riding giving you the skills and techniques to snowboard confidently off piste; on natural terrain and in varying snow conditions. We will also teach you about the safety issues associated with riding off piste, including avalanche search & rescue training.

The huge expanse of the Portes du Soleil, including the ski areas of Morzine and Avoriaz, is the perfect location for this off piste course. There is a huge variety in off piste terrain covered over this vast area which includes 12 different ski areas in both France and Switerland. The ski area has everything from wide open powder bowls to tree-lined descents and then plenty of more challenging runs as soon as you are ready to step up the pace!

Our courses are run with a maximum of 6 in a group so that everyone receives excellent individual attention as well as maximising snowboarding time, with minimal waiting and a safer experience in an off piste environment.

This course is run by David Gladwin, one of only a handful of professional snowboard instructors to hold the BASI Level 4 ISTD, French Carte Pro and UIAGM Mountain Guide qualification. David not only has the qualifications, knowledge and experience to take you safely exploring backcountry terrain, but his fun and positive character guarantees you an awesome week.

This is an intensive instructional snowboard course aimed at teaching you the techniques to confidently ride the whole mountain and discover the exciting challenges that lie off piste. The course is a blend of off-piste instruction and mountain safety training combined with fantastic riding throughout the week that guarantees an informative, educational and mega fun week.


5 full days of off piste guiding & tuition


Group size: Max 6 (min 4)


This course is fantastic introduction to the world of off piste snowboarding. You will develop off-piste riding techniques and skills as well as gain knowledge of mountain safety and awareness. The vast area of the Portes De Soleil is the perfect location with a wide variety in backcountry terrain spread over France and Switzerland.

Travelling alone? Not a problem!

Our snowboard camps are designed for solo-travellers and those joining in small groups.

With the vast majority joining as singles, our snowboard trips are the perfect way to meet like-minded people and expand your snowboard crew.

Enjoy a week progressing your snowboarding with expert tuition, learning in a small group with others of the same level… and by day 2 you will already have a bunch of new snowboard friends! If you have any concerns about booking a snowboard holiday alone, no need to worry, our office team is here to help make everything simple & easy.

Is this for me?

You are confident riding all pisted terrain, including red and black runs as well as able to tackle some ice and bumps (albeit, sometimes without much style). You have limited experience off piste, perhaps having ventured off the sides of the pistes within a resort. You wish to advance your riding in this direction, learning to ride powder with confidence as well as being able to deal with a variety of snow conditions and terrain types.

This course will take you off piste for a full week, opening your riding up to the vast scope of backcountry snowboarding. As well as starting to explore & exciting new terrain, you will progress your riding and learn about the safety aspects of off piste snowboarding.


5 full days of off piste guiding in a small group

Day 1: Warm up day with an introduction to off piste snowboard technical riding, mountain safety skills & avalanche training

Day 2: Off-Piste freeride day with a focus on progressing your riding technique across various off piste terrain types and snow conditions

Day 3: Off-Piste freeride day with further development of mountain safety skills and avalanche training

Day 4: Off-Piste freeride day

Day 5: Off-Piste freeride day


The exact itinerary of the week remains flexible to allow for variations with the weather and snow conditions.

Whats included

  • 5 full days of guiding & tuition

    With UIAGM High Mountain Guide & BASI Snowboard Instructor, David Gladwin

  • Avalanche awareness, search & rescue training
  • Video coaching
  • Avalanche safety equipment

Whats not included

  • Ski pass
  • Accommodation
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal snowboarding equipment
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Off Piste Intro Course
Morzine / Avoriaz - France
Off Piste Intro Course
Morzine / Avoriaz - France

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